Thursday, July 14, 2011

news flash - it's a birthday alert

i actually created a card! i've been on a layout kick, but i wanted to get back to the basics and make a card, and my friend's dad was just the reason! he's been having some health issues, so i wanted to make an extra fun birthday card for him!

of course, it's another entry for the paper smooches july sparks challenge too!

i used this color pallete from the 'cool shades' and this sketch from the 'designer draft'! how fun, right? i thought the colors were perfect for a masculine card!

anyway, on to the show - here's the finished card!

i mostly used the stamps from the 'boob tubes' set (love that set!!), but i also used the saying 'happy birthday' from the 'sentiment sampler' set. the words just fit too perfectly inside the tv's! oh, and in case you didn't notice, i paper pieced the tv's...and fussy cut out all of the hearts! yeah, i'm crazy! but the alternative is using copics which a) i am just not talented enough to use (believe me, i've tried on multiple occassions!!) and b) i don't have any. lol! :) but i really don't mind paper piecing, i like the look of it, so win-win! this time i decided to paper piece the tv's in various shades of kraft for some fun!

i popped up the tv's onto the green ribbon (which i let overhang on both sides of the card) for some dimension. gotta love dimension! :) and speaking of dimension, i *double heart* the heart button and green button in the first tv. lol! i think it's my favorite aspect of the card.

well, i have to go, time to get this puppy in the mail!



  1. What a fun creation.. I like the colors you used.. :) hugs

  2. I love it! I really need to get that stamp set in my collection! PS: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Holy smokesies! I made a card very similar to this yesterday {for the Wee Memories Challenge - it's on my blog now}. That is too funny!!! This is super cute & I love your entry into the Wee Memories #62 entry!!! So PUNNY! Love it!


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